Everyday we get asked a question like, “I pay $179 a month for electricity, how much solar do I need?” Well, a lot goes into answering that type of question including your energy usage, your utility rates, location, the solar panels, solar rebates or tax credits. But homeowners really don’t care about all that. They just want to know how much solar they need and how much it will cost.
To make things simple we built some solar cost estimates for various monthly electric bills that should offset 90% of your monthly cost.
Choose your average monthly electric bill to find your solar size, cost and the 5 Steps to Solar Savings.
As you’ll see, we offer many affordable home solar kits to meet your energy needs. There is a system for just about everybody.
You can also use this solar calculator to estimate the size and the cost of the solar panel array needed for your specific home energy usage. You’ll need your total kilo-watt hours (kWh) used for the past 12 months. Check your electric bills or contact your local utility for your kWh used.
Before you go solar, you should first be as energy efficient as possible. Make sure your HVAC, air-conditioning and major appliances are efficient Energy Star rated. You might also install a solar attic fan to reduce your heating and cooling costs. We have some great prices on quality solar attic fans.
You should consider a free home solar evaluation to determine your site’s solar resources. Even if it reveals lower or moderate resources, solar power could still be viable financially, especially with attractive financial incentives, tax credits or utility rebates for solar panels.